Housed in the beautifully renovated Ballard Firehouse, Hi-Life serves a delicious breakfast and daily brunch, and perfectly good dinners, too. Highlight of the a.m.: fancy French toast, two huge slices of crusty and thick Essential Bakery bread soaked to the core in yummy, not-too-sweet vanilla custard and cooked to a crisp, deep golden brown. Highlight of the p.m.: well-wrought brick oven pizzas. And don't skip happy hour (daily 3-6:30 pm and 10 pm-close), featuring an array of $4 menu items.
5425 Russell Ave NW,
Hours: Sun-Thurs 8:30 am-midnight, Fri-Sat 8:30 am-1 am
Bar/Happy Hour, Breakfast/Brunch, Cheap, Late-Night Dining, Outdoor Seating
New American, Pizza
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Outdoor Seating
Mon-Fri 8:30-11 am ($6.75 breakfast menu); Daily 3-6:30 pm ($4-$5 food menu, $4 draft beer, $5 cider, red/white wine, specialty cocktails); Mon, Wed-Sun 10 pm-close ([Bar only] $4-$5 food menu, $4 draft beer, $5 cider, red/white wine, specialty cocktails); Tue 3 pm-close ([Entire restaurant] $4-$5 food menu, $4 draft beer, $5 cider, red/white wine, specialty cocktails).